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Medical Errors -- Do You Know What They're Talking About?


The terminology used to describe medical errors can be confusing. Each facility's appointed patient safety officer must understand these terms and oversee associated issues.  Incident: An incident is an event, occurrence, or situation involving the clinical care of a patient that could have injured the patient but did not cause an unanticipated injury or require the delivery of additional health care services to the patient. In this definition, use of the phrase "unanticipated more...
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